Thursday, July 16, 2009
I practically screamed when I spotted this electric blue vintage Ellesse jacket from a thrift store some months back. Reminds me of when I was a kid in the eighties, and I had a pair of Ellesse black leather sneakers that I LOVED, and wore until their bitter end, despite the fact they looked like black orthopedic, granny, janitor shoes. What I like in particular about this jacket is that it has the look of a racing jacket, complete with a lime green satin lining, and a Perugia, Italy patch (city/country of origin) and a 59 patch (year of origin). It also has gargantuan removable shoulder pads and Ellesse embroidered in lime green across the front chest area. I’m guessing it dates back to the mid-1980s.
Monday, July 6, 2009
JACKET #2 – DO YOU WANNA SCREW?
This jacket came from a thrift store about a month ago, and I had to have it because of its squirrely story telling capabilities. Printed on it are people having drinks, then dancing, then what looks like them rolling around on the floor together, but what is really just some dirty dancing. I found it paired with a skirt, and is probably a shirt, but in my reality, I’m going to wear it as a jacket. My friend, Liz, actually went back to the store for the matching skirt, but it was gone, and with a distinctive print like this, it surely wasn’t an oversight. It’s 100% Rayon, from the brand We Be Bop, and totally from the early 1990s.
FRONT DETAIL - "Sometimes you want to go...where everybody knows your name..."
FRONT POCKET DETAIL - "Do you love me, now that I can daaaaaaance..."
Saturday, July 4, 2009
JACKET #1 - GRAFFITI IS MO' FUN
I found this one about two years ago sitting in a rumpled pile at a flea market. Even from afar, the bright neon colors screamed, "Buy me! Buy me!" So I did. Upon closer inspection, I realized the jacket was home sewn, and I believe it is a cotton print from the mid 1980s. People LOVE this one. I LOVE that, "Party" and "Dude" are emblazoned on it. I actually have to keep this one hidden in my closet cause my brother tries to steal it every time he comes over!
PARTY ON DUDE!!!!!!